Views from the Top: Verde Capital
Views from the Top shares insights and perspectives from members leading their organizations through unprecedented times.
Dear ULI Philadelphia Members,
For 85 years ULI has helped the real estate industry chart a course through smooth sailing and rough seas. In the Great Depression, World War II, every cyclical downturn through the Great Recession, and now during the novel coronavirus crisis, ULI’s purpose remains unchanged: to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. In challenging times like these, ULI has always served as an indispensable information resource and—more importantly—as a gathering place for the entire land use community. That’s why ULI has never been more important than right now.
We need each other—our knowledge, creativity and spirit of leadership. Market cycles and crises come and go, and we will survive this one too. To rebuild after and get to a stronger and more resilient future, our communities need what ULI provides: thinkers who look at the built environment holistically and who consider the health and fabric of communities and how we all grow. Whether we’re gathering in person or online, we hope that we can serve as a guide, connector and source of information as we push ahead. As a ULI member and sponsor, you are a critical part of this effort, so thank you for your membership and participation.
Below, we want to show how quickly and effectively ULI Philadelphia has pivoted in this challenging environment, to give you a preview of activities to come and, finally, to show how you can help with your engagement and support.
Thank you, as always, for your contributions to the built environment and commitment to our organization. I look forward to seeing you on my computer screen until we can come together in person and to the activities that we will continue to put forward during this time.
ULI Philadelphia Chair
During this time the format and channels in which we work have shifted, but our commitment to sharing knowledge and connecting leaders remains as important as ever. To ensure we continue to meet the needs of our members, ULI Philadelphia has:
Locally and nationally, we are continuing to share information and engage members. Local activities include continuing the programs listed above as well as:
Globally, ULI continues to leverage its research centers, ULI Europe and ULI Asia Pacific member content, UrbanLand publication and Spring meeting content to deliver on its mission. For a list of ULI Global resources, click here.
For over 80 years, ULI members have helped each other through numerous economic cycles by sharing best practices, new ideas, and lessons learned. We need you!